Community leaders share information at Stewart-Hunter fair
September 17, 2010
- Stewart-Hunter community and area leaders shared information at forum, Sept. 9 and 10.
<b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield hosted the Fall Executive Session of the Regional Information Sharing Forum at the Hunter Club, Sept. 9, and at Club Stewart, Sept. 10. Community leaders from the surrounding counties, cities and school districts joined installation leaders in partnership to share information about the ongoing deployment of the 3rd Infantry Division and upcoming events occurring in their respective areas.
Third Infantry Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo led off the both events via video teleconference from Iraq. He briefed attendees about the 3rd Combat Aviation's Brigade's support to the emergency flood relief in Pakistan, and about ongoing 3rd ID support in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Major General Cucolo said although the mission continued there, Marne Soldiers would start returning in late September and October with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team; the Spartans of 2nd HBCT by the end of October and through November, and the 3rd CAB and 1st HBCT by December. Major General Cucolo said he was extremely proud of the performance of Soldiers and Family Members during the deployment, and thanked community members for their continued support.
Third Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Rear Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips; Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton; and Hunter Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Jose L. Aguilar; also noted how returning Soldiers would go through reintegration orientation with 10 half days that included, among other subjects, medical, dental, financial and resiliency awareness counseling.
Additional briefings at the RISF included information about the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Museum, Sept. 17, which the community was invited to attend; upcoming holiday events and other impending installation events.
Community members are encouraged to learn more about these subjects and more online at www.stewart.army.mil.